Social Care Support Worker, 430.20 - WEL04216

West Lothian Council

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21 hours per week, salary pro rata to hours per week, 14% shift allowance.

The closing date for this post is provisionally set at 31 May 2020. West Lothian Council reserve the right to close this post early depending on applicant response levels

As Social Care Support Worker you will work as part of a team on a shift rota basis (including weekends).

You will contribute to the care planning process for residents in consultation with other staff.

You will ensure that care practice is non- discriminatory and that residents personal beliefs and preferences are appropriately acknowledged

You should be aware of and responsible to the needs of older people with mental health problems, e.g. dementia

You will provide for the personal care, support and emotional needs of older people requiring residential care.

You will provide a service compatible with professional social work practice and within the policies, procedures and standards set by the service.

You must have an SVQ2 Health and Social Care (or equivalent) and some experience of working with older people

This position requires registration with the SSSC. The successful candidate will have six months from commencement in this post to register with the SSSC.

This post is considered Regulated Work with Vulnerable Children and/or Protected Adults, under the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (Scotland) Act 2007. Preferred candidates will be required to join the PVG Scheme or undergo a PVG Scheme update check prior to a formal offer of employment being made by West Lothian Council.

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